At 528 Wellness, Sheri and Joseph Shields optimize bodily operations and clear interiors of harmful toxins with an assortment of vigor-boosting treatments. FDA-approved TurboSonic whole-body vibration platforms headline the shop's lineup, shimmying bodies with sound waves that activate contractions in various muscle groups, spur metabolism, and help biceps find the bass their debut album lacked. Tootsies wiggle side-to-side with a chi spinal relaxation machine, which increases range of motion and encourages oxygen absorption for more tranquil sleep with passive aerobic exercise. Thermal massage treatments ease aches with gliding rollers and radiant far-infrared energy, and can be accentuated by red or blue LED therapy to promote skin-smoothing collagen production or eliminate acne-causing bacteria. 528 Wellness also lures environmental toxins out through footbaths that use ionic action to draw impurities from the feet in much the same way pool lifeguards eliminate robotic invaders by goading them to cannonball into the deep end.
At age 26, Andrew Glanville attended a community presentation by a massage therapist. As Andrew watched, the therapist was able to provide immediate relief to a friend's distressed shoulder. This display of healing inspired Andrew to pursue a career as a doctor of chiropractic. Now as the head of Glanville Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Andrew—or Dr. Drew—helps relieve migraines, joint stiffness, and whiplash, among other conditions. He employs primarily conservative treatment methods, avoiding drugs and surgery as much as possible to treat neck pain, also called anterior head carriage, and back pain, also called having a really sore back.
Rufino Zisumbo is the kind of guy who practices what he preaches. As the owner of Elixir Salon, he will expound at length upon the benefits of bodywork. Still, he's most at home beside the massage table. A licensed therapist himself, he draws on techniques that include shiatsu, reflexology, and sports massage to relieve stress and eliminate stored-up tension.
The staff at Pure Salon & Spa treats the skin, face, and eyes, and Janelle M. Frisque deals with muscles and nerves. Inside the calming spa, the massage therapist welcomes clients to her table for relaxing Swedish massages or deep-tissue bodywork. Janelle works beside a trained aesthetician and nail technician and an Aveda-educated skincare specialist.
Certified acupuncturist and herbalist Connie Christie helps each client achieve long-term well-being through acupuncture and rolfing therapies. She creates balance and harmony in the body by placing sterilized, individually packaged needles at strategic points along the body's meridians. Along with enabling more balanced bodily functions, acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain and improve sleep and digestion. Connie also culls from her fully stocked pharmacy of Chinese herbal remedies to meet each person's specific needs and magic-potion desires.
Between the yellow-green walls of Better Life Family Chiropractic, Dr. Chad Johnson uses noninvasive methods to restore balance and health to achy bodies. He earned his doctorate of chiropractic in Oregon, but it was his return to his native Spokane and the birth of his daughter Chloe, that helped inform his family-oriented approach to healthcare. In addition to soft-tissue and spinal-corrective techniques, Dr. Johnson also specializes in pediatric care. He uses his background in chiropractic to help prevent colic and ear infections, among other illnesses.